O.J. Simpson, the former football great who’s been in and out of trouble with the law for decades, is currently in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.
Simpson has been sentenced to a minimum of nine years in prison, but after an altercation with a fellow inmate, Simpson’s survival behind bars may be doubtful.
Travis "Blu" Waugh, a member of the prison's white supremacist group Aryan Nation, claimed he'd kill Simpson after they fought, The Daily Mail reported.
“This guy was standing in line waiting for his medications when O.J. comes along and cuts in line — like he always does,” an eyewitness said. “But this dude was not having it and told O.J. to take his ugly black a** to back of the line and wait like everybody else.”
Simpson swore at Waugh, who then pushed at O.J., repeated his threat and shoved him.
“O.J. fell against the wall and was able to catch himself before he fell to the floor, but he was in a lot of pain because of his bad knee,” the eyewitness said. “(O.J.) struggled to his feet and went right back to get into this guy's face and spit on him.
“The guy flipped out and went after O.J. [who] put up his fists to fight back and was yelling that he was going to teach this guy a lesson. But the other inmates jumped and tried to hold both of them back, but they were both so furious it was almost a riot.”
The chaos was quickly stopped by correctional officers.
“While the guy was dragged away, he looked back and screamed: 'I am going to make it my mission to kill you n****r a**. You will not leave here alive - do you hear me?!’” Waugh then gestured shooting O.J. with his hands.
Initially Simpson laughed off the attack, but other inmates warned him about Waugh, who is serving time for sexual assault with substantial bodily harm.
“They told him he’s the real deal and if they were him they would be very afraid,” the eyewitness said. "They told O.J. that guy had a reputation of being a very brutal, violent guy, who has a lot of connections inside and outside of the prison. That’s why he was housed in the maximum-security tier. They told O.J. he should watch his back."
Simpson is 67 and walks with a cane due to injuries he suffered in the NFL. His celebrity status hasn’t prevented him from being a source of conflict in prison.
“O.J. has caused a lot of trouble for everybody,” the eyewitness said. “That's why the inmates were trying to stop them from fighting. Because when this happens all of the inmates are put on lockdown or stripped of their privileges.”
The eyewitness believes Waugh has been put in isolation for assaulting Simpson.
Simpson is up for parole in 2017.